Everyone loves watching cute animals, right? It’s amazing that many zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries, and other animal parks around the world have webcams set up so visitors can get an up-close-and-personal experience without even leaving their home. Not all of these live webcams operate around the clock, so be sure to check for hours of operation. Here are a few highlights:
Do you love bird watching but hate to be outside? This is the site for you!
Bronx Zoo / New York Aquarium
Two locations for the price of one!
They have a tank with a WHALE SHARK! Oh my goodness, they are huge!
Has a Leafcutter Ant Cam. How cool is that?
All the hummingbird action you could ask for.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
There are several cams to choose from, including narrated feeding times. Some of the cams have lovely relaxing music playing. My personal favorite are the jelly cams. I was fortunate enough to take my then seven-year-old daughter to the Monterey Bay Aquarium right before the pandemic hit, and its jelly exhibit is magical.
Just a regular person who set up a backyard cam for local birds and critters. Has 4K footage.
The San Diego Zoo
Has many cams set up, but I’m partial to the Burrowing Owl Cams because they are so small and cute.
A mesmerizing collection of brightly-colored reef fish.
Smithsonian National Zoo
Has a Naked Mole-rat Cam. Need I say more?
Scroll down on their page to get to all the animal cams. The Butterfly Cam always has something going on during the day.
Also, explore.com has many, many other animal webcams to discover!
If you want to learn more about any of the animals you see, we have hundreds of books about thousands of animals for your enjoyment! Call us at 360-834-4692 or visit our catalog to place books on hold.
-Ellen Miles, Programming & Outreach Coordinator
January 15th, 2021